This is an intriguing piece of community architecture. It’s a retro-fit of a converted toilet block where WEAVE – Working to Educate, Advocate and Empower – has operated from for over fifteen years. Sydney City Council held an invitation only, competition in 2008 and it was from this that Collin and Turner‘s simple scheme/sketch evolved into this trellis-clad solution based on a pin-wheel diagram. In 2013 it won the Sir John Sulman Award for public architecture presented by the Australian Institute of Architecture.
Terragram did the landscape works which reference the ‘flying pergola’ and collaborated on the design of the ‘green skin’ of the building, roof garden, courtyard and external spaces.